Top 5 Adventure Activities to Do in Mexico
Mexico is precisely the place that every traveler dream of. Amazing beaches, delicious food, beautiful people, and an incredible history related to it makes this country a perfect tourist destination. These are only a few reasons why people visit this incredible land. What many people (read first-time travelers) do not know about Mexico are the various adventurous opportunities that it has to offer.
Yes, the islands and beaches have their different charm, but the adventures which you can try in Mexico will completely change how you see this country. What are these adventures? Read further and know the top 5 adventure activities in Mexico.
1. Scuba Diving
Mexico may not be the first or last place where you go to depths of the ocean, but it is going to be your favorite one after you try it. The beautiful island of the Isla Guadalupe on the Baja California Peninsula is amongst the best places where you can go Scuba diving. The clear waters, helpful instructors, and, getting to see great white sharks up close makes it an activity that adventurers and travelers must have in their to-do lists.
2. Exploring Calcehtok Caves
Who would have thought that exploring caves could be as adventurous as in the Calcehtok caves? A place easy to commute to when you are in Merida, Calcehtok gives you every reason to be there if adventure is what you love. The Calcehtok caves that are not easy to pass through, dark, and yet glorious are a fantastic exploration for the tourists.
Tickets to visit this place are cheap, and you will find different guides to take you through this place while telling you the legends of these caves. Depending on your love for the stories and how determined you are to explore the whole cave, you can choose short to long-hour tours for your visit here.
3. Spend Time in San Luis Potosi Rainforest
To understand the true diversity of Mexico, every traveler must visit the beautiful state of San Luis Potosi. You may expect unreal waterfalls, greenery, and wildlife here like any other rainforest but San Luis Potosi has a lot more to offer to you. There are various attractions the rainforests here have to offer, but of them all, Las Pozas is going to win your hearts the most. The place is full of incredible statues and sculptures that go so well with the forests. Even if you are not an architecture enthusiast, the work at this place will make you appreciate it.
4. The Day of The Dead
The Day of the Dead is an exceptional festival that Mexicans celebrate every year. It falls on the 2nd of November. This is the day when the lives of the deceased are celebrated in the country. It is an entirely different perspective which opposite from mourning the dead and instead celebrates their living.
You can also get to see the Day of the Dead in different parts of the country where people dress up as skeletons and all sorts of costumes. There are good food and people who come together to celebrate this day and fill it with joy. The environment on the streets on this day is no less than what you get on big festivals such as the Loy Krathong Festival celebrated in Thailand. Interestingly, it also celebrated in November.
The two festivals vary in the location, but the idea behind both is to pay tribute. Day of the Dead is a tribute to the ones we lost and Loy Krathong to the rivers, lakes, and water bodies that we been polluting for years.
Like Mexico, people of Thailand also take pride in their culture instead of forgetting their roots. The Thais celebrate their Loy Krathong festival with all the excitement and express their gratitude to the Goddess of water along with the hopes of better harvests. They float candles sitting in banana leaves on the rivers. The floating containers are often shaped like lotus flowers. It falls around the same time as the Yi Peng festival, which people know as the ‘floating lantern festival’ as displayed in various movies.
5. Ever-Famous Bull Fighting
Mexico finds itself amongst the very few countries with bullfighting legalized. An ancient tradition that came into being here is one of the most dangerous sports on earth. To be able to watch it live in the audience where the brave matadores take on strong, and raging bulls gives you chills sitting there. There can be nothing better than getting the closest seats in the crowd and experiencing what courage. You cannot help yourselves but cheer them when you see the men with biggest hearts take on the wild bulls coming right at them.
There are endless activities to do, sights to visit, and festivals to celebrate in Mexico. The list of places and events can go on forever, but the real adventure of being there and experiencing them is a whole lot more than merely reading about them. Once you get to these spots on your next visit to Mexico, you will entirely fall in love with this country.